By Alisha Buaya For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:30 BST, 4 April 2020 | Updated: 05:30 BST, 4 April 2020
Married At First Sight star Hayley Vernon spoke candidly about suffering from psoriasis - a skin condition that causes itchy and scaly patches.
The finance broker, 32, told Now To Love she first noticed an itchy spot on her left forearm the size of a five cent coin when she was a teenager.
'It was very itchy and I didn't know what it was. I thought it might have been a rash. I didn't know what to do, so I put hand sanitiser on it, thinking it would get rid of it,' she said.
'It controlled my life': Married At First Sight's Hayley Vernon spoke candidly about suffering from psoriasis
Photos obtained by Now To Love show patches of dry skin on her elbow, her tattooed arm.
She explained that the condition came at a difficult time for her as she was dealing with her parents' divorce, working at a fast food restaurant, partying a lot and drinking alcohol which caused the condition escalate.
The body building enthusiast revealed that at it's worse, the psoriasis broke out in patches on her legs, elbows knees and her ears.
'It was so painful. It was out of control. It controlled my life.'
'It was out of control': The body building enthusiast said she first notice a dry patch in her teens. She revealed that at its worse, the psoriasis broke out in patches on her legs, elbows knees and her ears
Hayley visited a doctor at a skin clinic and was prescribed medicine that help her manage and take control of her psoriasis.